Lowther Castle Garden

Lowther Castle and Gardens

130 acres of lost gardens dating back 350 years set against the dramatic backdrop of a ruined early 19th century sandstone Lowther Castle, both in the process of restoration.

At the wonderful Lowther Castle and Garden there are broad lawns and wide paths, original garden buildings and features, and wilder areas, with beautiful mountain views from the west escarpment; wildlife including red squirrels and crested newts thrive. 
The garden is subject to a major renovation and this is your chance to see it as it progresses. You will not find perfect lawns or borders but the place has a magnificent atmosphere that many love.

Image Gallery references of Lowther Castle
Main – Lowther Castle looking across the wildflowers meadows which flank the south lawns.
1 – Late afternoon sun across the parterre tapestry garden, designed by Dan Pearson.
2 – Hidden steps around Jack Crofts pond
3 – Garden in the ruins, planted throughout the ruins of Lowther Castle.
4 – Aerial image of Lowther Castle taken June 2020, pictured with the new rose garden completed in autumn 2020.
5 – Autumn colour throughout the castle ruins
6 – Blue Poppies in spring in the castle ruin.
7 – Trilliums planted in the rock garden, a seasonal highlight not to be missed.
8 – New rose garden, designed by Dan Pearson now open.

Lowther Castle and Garden Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website. Normally open all year.
Car parking and disabled access around the lawns and many parts of the garden, and in the courtyard including the museum when it opens.


  • Telephone: 01931 712192
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Lowther
  • Postcode: CA10 2HH
  • City: Penrith
  • County: Cumbria
  • Country: United Kingdom


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Garden Location on a Map